Mini paintingsMiniatures represent the most elaborate decoration on the medieval page. They encompass scenes for which a significant amount of space - and color - was reserved. Some are boxed in by a frame, while others appear to float mid air, like this scene from a play by Terence. Their size and level of detail can vary widely. Books of Hours often contain at least one full-page miniature. Some of these were mass-produced and could be picked out by a client as he ordered the book.